Job Overview


A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands, conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory, and provide assistance to State and private forestry agencies.

It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views.

This position is being concurrently announced under Merit Promotion Announcement Number 14-0419-43590G-MW. Current or former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement in order to avoid losing consideration since different referral criteria apply to each type of announcement. Disabled veterans, candidates with 3 or more years of active duty military service, and candidates eligible for special hiring authorities may apply to the Merit Promotion Announcement if they meet the criteria outlined in the announcement and submit supporting documentation.

The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

This position is located in the Intermountain Region (R4), Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Heber-Kamas Ranger District located in Heber City, Utah. The primary responsibility of this position is to perform timber sale preparation duties that include timber marking, timber cruising, sale layout, and providing supervision to a small team of employees who are part of the timber organization on the Forest.   

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Jim Gibson at 435-783-8716 or

The incumbent of this position will be guaranteed 13 pay periods of full-time work.  However, there may be a possibility to work additional days/pay periods.  The incumbent will then be placed in non-pay/ non-duty status for the remainder of the year.

Please read "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" sections and follow the instructions.  Failure to attach required documents may result in non-consideration for this position. 


Independently estimates volume, defect, and quality of timber in a given area. Selects and marks trees to be harvested or left uncut. Traverses harvest unit boundaries, road locations, and determines area. Prepares area maps and marks boundaries. Summarizes cruising and marking data and prepares reports. Serves as a Qualified Timber cruiser performing routine timber cruises and surveys to determine quantity of timber. Performs other resource or fire duties as qualified and assigned. May lead a small crew of 2-3 temporary employees in timber sale layout.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No